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Leonard Woodcock (I) (1911–2001)

Former president of the United Auto Workers, Woodcock became well known for his role of re-establishing full diplomatic ties between the U.S. and China during the Carter administration. Appointed U.S. Ambassador to China in 1979, Woodcock helped open the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in 1979, and served as a tour guide to Chinese President Deng during ... See full bio »

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 1981 From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (Documentary)
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 1988 We Can Keep You Forever (TV Movie documentary)
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